A fruit we all know and love, high in vitamin K which is important for the bones and blood, the crowns should be allowed to mature for two years before cropping.
- Good source of vitamins and minerals
- Easy to maintain
- Contains antioxidants
Rhubarb is an attractive plant with large leaves and colourful stalks containing anthocyanins, which yield its red colour and research shows give protection to blood vessels and blood pressure. It is great to have your own plant in the garden and once established can used in pies and crumbles for many years to come.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: July - August
Rhubarb is a great plant to grow and once established will keep on providing juicy stems for years to come. Before planting, it is beneficial to add some well-rotted manure to the site to help improve the structure and fertility of the soil. Rhubarb likes a fairly sunny site with moist, free draining soil and doesn't like becoming water logged in winter. It appreciates a good feed in March and it is better to wait a couple of years before any serious harvesting is done to give the crown time to form properly and thick stems to be produced. In late summer when the leaves die, take them off and expose the crown to winter frosts which will help it produce better stems in the following year. Rhubarb can be grown in large containers.
The sharp acidic flavoured stems of this popular vegetable are used in many desserts, puddings, savoury dishes, ice creams, jams and chutneys. The leaves are not eaten due to their high oxalic acid content. Rhubarb also has a long medicinal history for use in treating constipation because of its mild purgative action.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.